‘I’ve always wanted to play for England’ – Abraham

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Chelsea’s striker Tammy Abraham said he has always wanted to play for England and not Nigeria.

The 22-year old said it is a nice thing to be wanted by two nations but his first choice has always been to represent the Three Lions of England.

Abraham stated this during an interview with Daily Mail ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Abraham said: ‘For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations. Clearly it means you’re doing something well.

‘At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and grown in England.

‘My dream was always to play for England. It doesn’t effect the fact Nigeria still wanted me, and it’s a big nation. I love both nations. My head was just screwed on with England.

‘I’m here and I’m ready to stay. I want to do the best I can. That means playing well, for club and country.

‘Just hopefully I can get many years experience under my belt for England.’

Recall that Abraham, who has scored nine times already this season, was call-up by the Three Lions manager, Gareth Southgate alongside fellow Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori who is also eligible to play for Nigeria.

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